A keynote speech delivered by senior Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto at the 2007 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco has got pundits suggesting that the Mii system found on the Nintendo Wii will evolve into a social networking phenomenon.

A keynote speech delivered by senior Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto at the 2007 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco has got pundits suggesting that the Mii system found on the Nintendo Wii will evolve into a social networking phenomenon.

Miyamoto’s words echo a speech given the PSFK New York Conference, gaming expert David Resenberg hinted that gaming would be the future of social networking. On Miyamoto’s speech, TopTechNews reports:

“We’ve been working on this idea of 20 years and never been able to turn it into much of anything,” he said. “The view was it would be very popular with creative artists. But the view was it was too complicated and would make most players frustrated.”

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